World-class science in the service of health
For over a hundred years, HSE has undertaken science and
research on behalf of government and for private organisations, to
understand health and safety risks and advise on how to control
Our world-leading science is the core foundation that underpins
our services. We make workplaces healthier and safer; our
scientists and engineers live and breathe real-world health and
Every day the insight we gain as Great Britain's Health and
Safety regulator adds to our unique knowledge-base.
We provide scientific and technical advice to support
governments and private sector companies in their everyday work as
well as in times of crisis or major change.
The lessons we learn from investigating major
the cutting-edge evidence we generate and synthesise from
our work to address challenges from new working practices
…all underpin the UK's mature and well-developed health
and safety system.
Helping you to achieve health and safety
We offer organisations the opportunity to invest in a range of
products and services that give access to our experts, and
practical ways to apply our knowledge.
Where the magic happens
The HSE Science and Research Centre is an internationally
renowned scientific facility for health and safety, employing
scientific, medical and technical specialists in a purpose-built
laboratory at our 550-acre site. It is situated near the spa town
of Buxton, Derbyshire. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District
National Park and has good links to mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
We use networks and strategic partnerships - including those
with industry, academia, international research institutes, and
co-regulators - to develop and synthesise evidence.
Our partnerships are with: